Monthly Archives: March 2014

Of Gods and Men

About a month ago, I was encouraged to see this film so my wife and I watched it online a couple of nights ago. This film is centred on the life of nine Trappist monks at the monastery of Tibhirine and the peaceful relationship they had with the largely Muslim village in Algeria. They served […]

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My response to the movie ‘Noah’ (Part 1 – My view before seeing the movie)

I have been following with great interest the diverse Christian views being posted on the internet regarding the film ‘Noah’. I have yet to see the movie but I would like to put my thoughts down in this blog. I can understand why a number of fundamental Christians are upset about this movie. It does […]

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What kind of fruit is New Zealand growing?

Having been a pastor for over 20 years and having been through the aftermath of a natural disaster, I am more than convinced that God cares very much about social justice. I am not ashamed to identify myself as politically left leaning. As I read the Bible I see that God has a very deep […]

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How should the church function in a post-Christian world?

Fitch and Holsclaw introduces the missional journey to churches by discussing ten signposts to guide them on this journey. These signposts come out of their own ministry experience in leading a church in mission in a post-Christianised world. The authors, dissatisfied with the missional attempts of the left-leaning Emergent Movement and the right-leaning Neo-reformed Movement, […]

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McKenzie’s Approach to Biblical Interpretation

In his book, How to Read the Bible – History, Prophecy, Literature, McKenzie says that to understand the Bible, one needs to be aware of the genre. He writes a chapter on each of the genre – history, prophecy, wisdom, apocalyptic and epistles. As he introduces each genre, McKenzie explains misconceptions on what the genre […]

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Lindbeck’s Approach to Theological Interpretation

In his book, The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age, Lindbeck introduces what he views as a more suitable approach to theology which he calls a cultural-linguistic approach to religion. For Lindbeck, this book came out of a growing dissatisfaction in the usual approaches to doctrine. The two approaches he was […]

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